Keyboardist for jazz, rock, jam and whatever else crosses his path
Never one to be going in only one direction, Bill Cornish seeks out
projects that allow him to utilize his many influences. In addition to
producing solo CDs which themselves are an eclectic blend of jazz,
funk, orchestral and world fusion, he is also the keyboardist for the
jazz/rock fusion project The Odd Get Even (featuring Ike Turner alumni
drummer Bill Ray) and the Chicago-based tribal-jam-rock band Giant
Over the years, Bill has been the keyboardist for a variety of bands
including The Thomas Connor Band (rock project featuring Blood Sweat &
Tears singer Thomas Connor), Zindu (improvisational groove fusion),
Will Sumner's Tropic Zone (latin influenced jazz), and Willovalot
(smooth jazz and funk).
From the early 80s through the mid-90s, he was keyboardist for
Crystal, a band with whom he spent twelve years touring throughout the
western United States, Alaska and Japan. During that time he opened
for artists such as Kansas, Steelheart, Joan Jett, Steppenwolf,
Firehouse, The Romantics, Pat Travers, and many others. The Crystal
album Collection was among the top ten selling melodic rock CDs for
German distributor AOR Heaven in the year 2000.
Bill released his latest solo CD in November, 2013, entitled
Kaleidoscope. The third album from the Odd Get Even, Happy Critters,
is due out in early 2014. He can frequently be found performing live
in the Chicagoland area.